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Another week without COVID here

By Randy Harrison
| June 24, 2021

More than two weeks have passed since any Crawford County resident tested positive for the coronavir...

Police, others share Heath grants

By Randy Harrison
| June 24, 2021

Eight area organizations will split almost $99,000 in grants from the Mary Heath Foundation.The big ...

Dumpster fire

June 23, 2021

Robinson firefighters made quick work of an accidental dumpster fire at the Hershey plant about 1 p....

Unit 2 approves contract with teachers

By Randy Harrison
| June 22, 2021

Robinson Unit 2 schools are ready to start another school year with a new contract with its teachers...

Wheat harvest lags behind

By Randy Harrison
| June 21, 2021

Winter wheat harvest is underway across the state, but is running behind schedule.Twelve percent of ...

Fourth of July Celebration planned

June 21, 2021

There won’t be a carnival, but Robinson will still celebrate the Fourth of July with food, music and...

Otey instrumental in Robinson's growth

By Randy Harrison
| June 21, 2021

Harry E. Otey, whose South Cross home is being restored, may not be well remembered 85 years after h...

It may no longer have its original lamp post, but the main staircase at the Otey House is still impressive more than 112 years after construction. Contributed photo

Owner brings new life to Otey House

By Randy Harrison
| June 21, 2021

Robinson residents recently witnessed a sight unseen in decades. An old house on South Cross was abl...

Quake shakes area

By Randy Harrison
| June 21, 2021

A minor earthquake shook the area Thursday.And while Crawford County residents likely didn’t feel a ...

County soil still hot, dry

By Randy Harrison
| June 21, 2021

Crawford and Jasper counties remain among the downstate areas suffering abnormally dry conditions.So...

West Union celebrates Saturday

By Randy Harrison
| June 20, 2021

West Union will celebrate America’s birthday a little early this year.The annual West Union Independ...

Matthew Funk was attempting to turn onto Route 33 when he collided with a van that was traveling north bound. Tom Osborne | Daily News

Two injured in accident Tuesday

By TOM OSBORNE
| June 17, 2021

A two vehicle accident just after 11 a.m. Tuesday sent both drivers to area hospitals.

No COVID cases here in a week

By Randy Harrison
| June 17, 2021

It has been a full week since any Crawford County resident tested positive for the coronavirus. The ...

IECC expects deficit budgets

By Randy Harrison
| June 17, 2021

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges will spend more than they take in during the next fiscal year an...

CMH calls for clinic renovation bids

By Randy Harrison
| June 17, 2021

The Crawford Memorial Hospital Board has officially called for bids the proposed renovation and enla...

IECC trustees tour the new LTC theater addition during their meeting at the college Tuesday. Contributed photo

Students satisfied with IECC

By Randy Harrison
| June 16, 2021

Illlinois Eastern Community College students continue to be satisfied with services provided by the ...

Ezra Harmon and his son, Jerry. Contributed photo

Harmon Drugs celebrates 75 years

By Randy Harrison
| June 16, 2021

A Crawford County business is celebrating three-quarters of a century of helping people stay healthy...

Higher wheat production expected

By Randy Harrison
| June 14, 2021

Illinois should have a bigger winter wheat crop this year than last.State farmers are expected to ha...

Planning a fireworks show this summer? Keep a few things in mind

June 14, 2021

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Office of the State Fire Marshall are reminding Illinoisans to keep a few regulations and key safety tips top-of-mind heading into the Fourth of July holiday.

Crawford County Big Brothers, Big Sisters, help children in the communty connect with a mentor. The big is pared with a little and they do different activities throughout the year together as well as meeting weekly.  The program is always looking for volunteers who can make a big impact on a child's life. Contributed photo

Big Brother program getting back to normal after COVID

By ANGELA DOWNING
| June 14, 2021

It began as a friendship that provided guidance and inspired children to reach their potential. It turned into the Big Brother, Big Sister program.